November! How is that even possible? As you read this article today, we are exactly three weeks from Thanksgiving and only six weeks from Christmas. The time is officially here to buy that turkey and get him into the freezer and to begin that gift buying process. Every year we vow to slow a bit through the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. I hope this year; we can do so. Hopkins County will be a busy place throughout the holiday seasons, and I just can’t start early enough asking you to shop locally for gifts. We have such wonderful local businesses, so please buy this Christmas season locally and support our local economy. We are so thankful to have such perfect and unique places to shop!!
Janeen’s Country Cottage celebrates 25 years on Tuesday, November 8th
Janeen’s Country Cottage will host a ribbon cutting and open house at 630 N. Davis Street in Sulphur Springs on Tuesday, November 8th from noon to 2 p.m. to celebrate 25 years of business! Please make plans to come by the open house to congratulate Janeen and her staff, to eat some refreshments, and to visit with friends. What an exciting time for Janeen’s Country Cottage!
Wednesday (Nov 9) is the date for Northeast Texas Rural Transportation Summit. To discuss our region’s transportation needs and how best to meet them, Sulphur Springs/Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation along with the Ark-Tex Council of Governments is hosting a Transportation Summit on Wednesday (Nov 9) at the Hopkins County Civic Center. Tickets are $25 and include admission to the event and lunch. Local area officials and area TxDOT representatives will meet to discuss our region’s long-term transportation needs. For additional information, please contact the EDC at (903) 439-0101.
The Eleventh Semi-Annual History by Foot with John Sellers is Saturday (Nov 12) at 9:30 am. The Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance presents the 11th Semi-Annual History by Foot with John Sellers on Saturday (Nov 12) at 9:30 am at City Hall in Sulphur Springs. This event is a walking tour of downtown Sulphur Springs that will give the history of historical buildings, landmarks, and homes near downtown. The walk will start at City Hall, and the cost is $10. Please make reservations by calling City National Bank at (903) 885-7523.
Hopkins County presents an Adopt-A-Cop Celebration on Sunday (Nov 13) from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Hopkins County proudly presents an Adopt-A-Cop event on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs. There are hamburgers, hotdogs and special music by the Tyler Lenius Band. This event is the time to celebrate the arrival of our officer’s new tactical vests which were provided by the community. Please make plans to join this event and celebrate in backing the blue.
AgriLife Extension is hosting the 2016 Earthkind Living Conference on Friday (Nov 18). Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is sponsoring the 2016 Earthkind Living Conference at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Registration is open now through Thursday (Nov 10) with admission prices being $25. After November 10, and on site, tickets will cost $35. This conference will introduce consumer, producers, and volunteers to Earth-Kind Living, a balanced system using university research proven techniques for quality living, environmental stewardship, and overall well-being. For more information and to register, visit https://agrilife.org/earthkindliving.
Divorce Care held weekly at First United Methodist Church at 6:00 pm.
Divorce Care is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal from the hurt of divorce or separation. It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are experiencing. You will learn practical information that will help you deal with the challenges of being divorced. Best of all, you will gain hope, healing, and help for your future. Divorce Care Meets every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:30 at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs in the Open Door Sunday School Classroom. The seminar is in the basement of the main building. There is childcare if needed. They will meet for 14 weeks with one week of a special session entitled “Surviving the Holidays.” This session is Wednesday (Nov 16). Contact information is Tom Young at firstname.lastname@example.org, (903) 413-1673 or Debbie Young at email@example.com; (903) 243-1235.
New Chamber of Commerce members:
The Chamber is excited to welcome our two newest members! Welcome to Robinson Bennett Construction on Church Street Sulphur Springs and Phinesse Farms Winery on Main Street in Sulphur Springs. We are thankful for you!
I hope you all have a great weekend! -Lezley